LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation)

120 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603 View Map

Phone: 312-341-1070
Fax: 312-341-1041
TTY: 312-431-1206
Toll-free: 800-824-4050
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LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation), a not-for-profit corporation, is the principal provider in Chicago and suburban Cook County of free civil legal services to individuals and families unable to afford legal counsel.  With more than 100 full-time attorneys and staff, LAF seeks to ensure that every low-income individual and family in Chicago and Cook County receives equal justice under the law. The Board of Directors at LAF includes client representatives and lawyers who are selected primarily by the Chicago Bar Association.

In a single year, LAF has:

  • Helped more than 1,600 families whose homes were in foreclosure 
  • Kept 6,400 people from homelessness by preventing unfair evictions or saving subsidized housing vouchers.
  • Assisted over 9,000 women and children to begin new lives free from abuse, thanks to the orders of protection, child custody, child support, divorces and other supports we obtained for them.


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